The work of Wendy Cabrera Rubio explores the relationships between aesthetics and ideology, based on historical reviews of the mechanisms of production and distribution of images. She is interested in the processes of reinterpreting specialized knowledge as well as the impact of applied sciences on the popular imagination and the role of art within society. Her processes involve rewriting, archival review and collaboration with other disciplines. The themes that tend to recur in her production are biotechnology, the resurgence of the ultra-right and the Pan-American project.
Her work has been exhibited in China, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, England, France, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States. Recent exhibitions include How to make a painting behave like a landscape at Museo Jumex, Mexico City, MX; SalÓn de Arte Panamericano at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, MX; Courage! Near Infra Red at Rinomina, Paris, FR, curated by Abraham Cruzvillegas; Nuevo manifiesto de cine mexicano at Lodos Gallery, Mexico City, MX; Temporary Realities at Galería Karen Huber, Mexico City, MX; Autoconstrucción Detritus at MUCA, Mexico City, MX, curated by Abraham Cruzvillegas; La Historia la Escriben los Vencedores at Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City, MX; and Apocalipto at Nordenhake Gallery, Mexico City, MX (in collaboration with Josúe Mejía). Cabrera Rubio is scheduled to have a solo exhibition at PEANA in 2021.